Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938,

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Edgar Huidekoper Wells, '97, was a long-time friend of the Harvard College Library and an active and loyal alumnus. He held various positions at Harvard, including instructor in English (1902-1906); curator of modern English literature in the library (1903-1913); and assistant dean (1905-1907). In the first World War he served first in the American Red Cross and then as an army officer attached to the U.S. Embassy in London. After the war he was instrumental in establishing the Lionel DeJersey Harvard fund, which added many rare books to the Library, and the Harvard Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge. He also operated Edgar H. Wells and Company, a book shop in New York City, from 1921 to 1938. For many years until his death in 1938 he was one of the most respected members of the rare book trade, and the friend and correspondents of many well known collectors, dealers, and bibliographers.

From the guide to the Edgar Huidekoper Wells papers, 1912-1933., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Wells graduated from Harvard in 1897 and taught English and served as Assistant Dean of Harvard College.

From the description of Papers of Edgar Huidekoper Wells, 1925-1928 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972919

Wells was a rare book dealer and educator; held various positions at Harvard, including instructor in English (1902-1906); curator of modern English literature in the library (1903-1913); and assistant dean (1905-1907). He operated Edgar H. Wells and Company, a book shop in New York City, from 1921 to 1938.

From the description of Edgar Huidekoper Wells papers, 1912-1933. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612365304

Wells was a rare book dealer and educator. During World War I he was stationed in London, first as deputy commissioner to the American Red Cross and later as military attaché to the American embassy.

From the description of Letters to his parents, 1917-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612376638

From the description of Letters to his family, 1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366612

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creatorOf Huntingdon family,. Poems : manuscript, [16--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection, 1918-1947. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters to Kermit Roosevelt, 1890-1918. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938. Papers of Edgar Huidekoper Wells, 1925-1928 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Andrews, Avery Delano, 1864-1959. Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Theodore Roosevelt papers, 18-- - 19--. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hodges, T. L.,. King's Bench and Exchequer reports, 1605-1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous papers, 1882-1935. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938,. Commonplace book : manuscript, [16--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Hutton, Richard. Hutton's reports, 1617-1637. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938. Edgar Huidekoper Wells papers, 1912-1933. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938. Letters to his parents, 1917-1918. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938. Scrapbook containing chiefly material on the relations of Mr. Wells with Harvard University, 1889-1913; manuscript letters, newspaper clippings, programs, tickets etc. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters to Kermit Roosevelt, 1890-1918. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946. Papers of Edwin F. Gay, 1933. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf St. John, Anthony, Sir, fl. 1640,. Commonplace book : of poetry : manuscript, 1640. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Twisden, Thomas, d. 1683,. King's Bench reports, 1633-1640. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Twisden, Thomas, d. 1683. Twisden's commonplace book, ca. 1650. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Edgar Huidekoper Wells papers, 1912-1933. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fortescue, J. W. (John William), Sir, 1859-1933. Letters to Edgar Huidekoper Wells, 1919-1930. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Thomas W. Lamont John Masefield collection, 1918-1947. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard Endowment Fund Committee. Records of Harvard Endowment Fund, 1916-1939 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938,. Precedents of indictment, 17th century. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Plowden, Edmund, 1518-1585. Abridgment of Plowden's commentaries from Ed. VI to 21 Eliz. I. between 1550 and 1600. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Samuel Henshaw letters from various correspondents, 1849-1937 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Twisden, Thomas, d. 1683,. Precedents of writs, ca. 1625. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Spearman, Robert, 1703-1761,. Annotationes de processu judiciario, ca. 1650. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Fauconberg, Thomas Belasyse, Viscount, 1577-1652. Account book : manuscript, 1624-1635. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf England and Wales. Court of King's Bench. The arraignment of Anne Turner : manuscript, 1615. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University. Regent. Records of the Regent, ca.1850-1929 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Belasyse, Henry, Sir, 1555-1624. Account book : manuscript, 1604-1622. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Curle, Richard, 1883-1968. Letters : to Edgar H. Wells, 1925-1926. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters of sympathy on the death of Edgar H. Wells, 1938. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Book collectors miscellaneous papers, 1649-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hetley, Thomas, Sir, d. 1637. Hetley's reports, 1627-1631. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Belasyse, Henry, Sir, 1555-1624. Rentalls of all ... lands of Sir Henrie Bellasis, Knight and Baronet : beginning with Michaelmas 1623 : manuscript, 1623-1635. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Cutting, William Bayard, 1850-1912. Examination paper on international law, Department of State, U.S.A. / passed by W. Bayard Cutting, Jr. : typescript, 1910. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters to Edgar Huidekoper Wells, 1919-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf T. & R. Annan and Sons,. Photographs of Joseph Conrad and his son, 1914-1926. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Croke, Robert, d. 1681. Croke's reports and readings on sewers, 1602-1612. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Owen, Thomas, d. 1598. Owen's reports, 1557-1614, early 17th-century. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Harris, John,. Abridgment of cases, ca. 1550. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Beare, George, d. 1662. Beare's reports, 1628-1645. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938. Letters to his family, 1918. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library.
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wells, Edgar Huidekoper, 1875-1938,. Record of honor and virtue: the noble memorial of the right honorable Sir Edward Coke, knight, sometimes lord chief justice of England and attorney general to Queen Elizabeth, who departed this transitory life at his manor of Stoke in Buckinghamshire this September 1634. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Thompson, George Mason. Statement regarding the death of Mr. Brown : manuscript, 1912. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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